Bonham firefighters work to renovate ...

Bonham firefighters work to renovate their station

There are 34 comments on the KXII-TV Sherman story from Aug 2, 2013, titled Bonham firefighters work to renovate their station. In it, KXII-TV Sherman reports that:

The Bonham fire station has been standing since 1954 and hasn't had a single renovation..until now.

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Sorry

Boise, ID

#1 Aug 2, 2013
Sorry they have to do that , but if they do not it will never get done. That is the Bonham way.
HHMMMM

Joplin, MO

#2 Aug 2, 2013
Good for them!! I just hope it was volunteer and they were not told they had to go into the construction business also.
yeah

Texarkana, TX

#3 Aug 2, 2013
Police did their own renovations of their offices. Now firemen have to do their own renovations. Yeah....
dude

Texarkana, TX

#4 Aug 9, 2013
Its contracted to a fireman that works there and hes getting paid for contractor and his regular wages while the Firefighters do the work for him.
DUDE WAT

Texarkana, TX

#5 Aug 9, 2013
Well a simple phone call and you would find out the firefighter you are referring to is not the contractor (the Chief is). He won the bid for the metal work and is doing it in his time off and not on duty. It is all open information if you would pick up the phone and not spread your ignorance.
Money

Boise, ID

#6 Aug 10, 2013
Only in Bonham. So you are saying he never goes to the job site on duty , I know he does I have seen him.
What

Boise, ID

#7 Aug 10, 2013
So a Chief is no longer a firefighter when did that happen ?
Dude wat

Lockhart, TX

#8 Aug 10, 2013
Yes he is there everyday. Is he doing te metal work? No! All the work done on duty is volunteer and he is not allowed to do the metal work while being paid by te city. This info is straight from his administrators.
Hmmm

Lockhart, TX

#9 Aug 10, 2013
A chief is not a firefighter just like a sheriff is not a deputy.
What

Boise, ID

#10 Aug 10, 2013
A Chief is a Firefighter and a Sheriff is still a Peace Officer.
What What

Joplin, MO

#11 Aug 10, 2013
What are you talking about the Chief for?

And no a chief is not a firefighter. Chief is a position just like firefighter captain lieutenant sergeant etc. I think you are searching for the word fireman which is an umbrella term similar to soldier.
What

Boise, ID

#12 Aug 10, 2013
Who are you talking to? Maybe you should read all the post , then you would know why we are talking about the Chief,
been there

Leonard, TX

#13 Aug 11, 2013
Money wrote:
Only in Bonham. So you are saying he never goes to the job site on duty , I know he does I have seen him.
You dumb ass, some of those guys are working their guts out having to build their own fire station between running Med and fire calls. They arn't getting paid any extra ( the new metal structure is a seperate project), the heat is a killer, they work every day till 9-10pm including weekends, nobody at the city gives a shit, and now pricks like you get on here to give them crap. When you are driving by to "check up on them" why don't you stop and bring them some Gatorade or ice tea, look at the great building Bonham is going to have at a fraction of the real value, and shake a few hands ! Or just continue being a self appointed guardian of the public.
What

Boise, ID

#16 Aug 12, 2013
Dumb ass , prick your the dumb ass I love the firefighters and everything they stand for. It is wrong they have to do the work their self , only in Bonham could this happen. Why is the Mayor and city council not helping , hell I know it is hot I work in the heat daily. If you only knew who I am. I suggest you watch who you call names. If you only knew. Be sure to drink lots of fluids when you are working on the new station.
set record straight

Haslet, TX

#17 Aug 16, 2013
If there are any questions about the bids, go to city hall, the bids are open record, as for the FF doing metal work, the bid procedure was open to any body, and there were other bids. His was considerably lower than others. Also no he does not work on the metal that he bid during his on duty time, however he is there doing carpenter work,painting, everything he can, but this is volunteer. Also others are the same way they supply their own tools, go by and look at what they have done. Citizens should be proud that they have guys like this, not bash them, or start rumors. Above and beyond is the only term anyone should use.
FIRE FIGHTER HATER

Tomball, TX

#18 Aug 16, 2013
ALL THEM DAMN FIREBOYS DO IS SIT AROUND AND EAT AND WATCH TV. IF YOU BONHAM IDIOTS DONT LIKE THAT THEN YOU CAN EAT A BIGG BOWL OF DUKE. NORVELLE
Bet

Boise, ID

#19 Aug 16, 2013
If they do not volunteer they will lose their job. And I'll bet he knew what to bid. Only in Bonham , could the Fire Chief win a bid on the Fire Station.
set record straight

Haslet, TX

#20 Aug 16, 2013
What are you talking about bid on the fire station?
The chief is over seeing the project instead of paying a general contractor thousands of dollars, which would not allow them to do a complete remodel and just put a bandaid on things that need fixing. He is not getting paid for this. Never amazes me how people talk without knowing the truth!
Haters

Haslet, TX

#21 Aug 16, 2013
The Chief doesn't have a clue how to General Contract, nor does the fireman that got the bids. He got the bids because he and the chief are the ones that opened them and decided who was getting what. Most of this fireman that are "volunteering" don't have any other option besides to go down there.
Explain

Haslet, TX

#22 Aug 16, 2013
What do you mean don't have options, are they forced to go down there and work? I dont personally know the chief or the fireman, but i know the fireman has a business, and i know people he has worked for speak highly of him.

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